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  • v. To not thaw; to (re-)freeze or remain frozen.
  • v. To thaw out, to unfreeze; to become soft (of something which had been frozen).

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  • v. become or cause to become soft or liquid


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The senses, opposites in meaning, are from un- ("reverse, undo") + thaw ("melt") and un- ("release, extract") + thaw ("melt"), respectively. The sense "not thaw, remain frozen" is from the late 1500s.


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  • KING: By the way, I think I said they're trying to unthaw the truck in New Jersey.

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  • The truck is frozen, and they're trying to unthaw the truck.

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  • Only at a hearth where homeliness and cordiality united to unthaw his proud reserve could Godwin perchance have found the companionship he needed.

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  • Ever so slowly Manal started to unthaw and in her broken English would write messages to Aziz wanting to know how he planned to find his own wife and how to do this in a way that would not offend his family, especially his mother.

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  • So last year, when I was startin to unthaw from the tenure bitterness, I started to sign my real name, "Mela" on a few emails at work.

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  • The proposal might only unthaw one aspect of the Senate.

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